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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about Aug. 25 to Aug. 31.

  • Sep 4, 2020
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Group takes on suicide prevention, pandemic mental health

Three panelists will share their lessons during a free live broadcast about confronting suicide.

  • Sep 4, 2020
At last minute, schools get go-ahead to make meals free

At last minute, schools get go-ahead to make meals free

The U.S. Agriculture Department said it would extend funding for a nationwide school meals program.

  • Sep 4, 2020
At last minute, schools get go-ahead to make meals free
As schools prepare for online learning, parents speak up

As schools prepare for online learning, parents speak up

A letter asked for the administration and the board to take more time to address learning loss.

As schools prepare for online learning, parents speak up
A grueling bike race makes adjustments, in a grueling year

A grueling bike race makes adjustments, in a grueling year

This year, riders encouraged to seek out hills and elevation gain anywhere they can find them.

  • Sep 4, 2020
A grueling bike race makes adjustments, in a grueling year
Constantine announces King County climate action plan

Constantine announces King County climate action plan

Plots an example of decreased stormwater pollution, urban flooding prevention, immigrant connections

Constantine announces King County climate action plan
The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo

COVID continues to whittle away at child care in Washington

It’s estimated that 25% of Washington child care facilities have closed since the pandemic began.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo
What’s Happening Aug. 27 - Sept. 3

What’s Happening Aug. 27 – Sept. 3

Health care provider considering island, State receives aid for orcas, and more.

  • Aug 31, 2020
What’s Happening Aug. 27 - Sept. 3
Vashon Sisterhood names new executive director

Vashon Sisterhood names new executive director

Betsey Archambault has been appointed as the organization’s founding executive director.

  • Aug 31, 2020
Vashon Sisterhood names new executive director

Survey says: buy it here, local businesses need a lift

The results offer a glimpse into an increasingly dire situation for at least some island businesses.

Prosecutors say police shooting of Vashon man was justified

Prosecutors say police shooting of Vashon man was justified

Willem Van Spronsen was fatally shot by police officers outside Tacoma detention center in 2019.

Prosecutors say police shooting of Vashon man was justified
Island child care providers prepare for uncertain fall

Island child care providers prepare for uncertain fall

Despite risks, waitlists are long for available slots.

Island child care providers prepare for uncertain fall
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about Aug. 18 to Aug. 24.

  • Aug 29, 2020
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report
Ferguson sues agencies over archive relocation decision

Ferguson sues agencies over archive relocation decision

“Decision to close the National Archives in Seattle has far-reaching impacts across the Northwest.”

Ferguson sues agencies over archive relocation decision
Upstart producers keep Vashon’s arts scene humming online

Upstart producers keep Vashon’s arts scene humming online

Vashon Live shows have had close to 250,000 views since the series began in early March.

Upstart producers keep Vashon’s arts scene humming online
Progress on skate park project curbed

Progress on skate park project curbed

Unanticipated expenses, pandemic have stalled long-awaited pump track project.

Progress on skate park project curbed
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about Aug. 11 to Aug. 17.

  • Aug 22, 2020
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Weeks from start date, schools announce big calendar change

A cascade of public comments reflected strong opposition to the district’s remote learning plan.

Latino community calls for equity in online education

The group stepped forward in many ways when schools went online in the spring.

Sonia Joseph wipes away a tear in this December 2017 photo prior to entering the inquest hearing at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent into the fatal shooting of her son Giovonn Joseph-McDade by a Kent police officer in June 2017. File photo

South King County cities win lawsuit over changes to inquest hearings

Court says King County Executive overstepped his authority regarding rules for investigating officer-involved deaths.

Sonia Joseph wipes away a tear in this December 2017 photo prior to entering the inquest hearing at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent into the fatal shooting of her son Giovonn Joseph-McDade by a Kent police officer in June 2017. File photo